Last hired, first fired?

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  1. Teacher807

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    Is the last teacher hired normally the first one fired when there are budget cuts? Or could any new teacher be on the chopping block?
     
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    That depends. My friend was in a situation where she was the last one hired and they needed to let someone go due to budget but she had been with the county longer so she wasn't the one to go.
     
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    In my district, all non-tenured are in the 'same pool' so if there was someone who had to go they all could be considered...
     
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    in my old district they used to keep track of the actual time that you accepted the job (not sign the contract) for this purpose. for instance, if i got a call saying they wanted to hire me for 4th grade at 10:45 and suzy got called at 10:46 for 4th grade (a different classroom), suzy would get the boot because she accepted later than i did.

    crazy, but it's true!

    LC
     
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    Wow! That's rough! Talk about a cut-throat environment!
     
  7. LAH2

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    In my district any of the non-tentured teachers could lose their job if there are budget cuts.
     
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    In my school board, if a school has surplus teachers due to declining enrollment, the teacher at that school,with the least seniority in the board is the first to go (not necessarily last to arrive at the school). Surplus teachers are guaranteed another position within our board; being declared redundant (losing your job completely due to enrollment) is almost unheard of. In our case, if possibly surplussed teachers were hired the same day, it is determined by "drawing lots" which is the one with the least seniority.
     
  9. Teacher807

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    I was hired 3 1/2 months before the other teacher. They have one year more experience than me. We are both new to the school. UGH.
     
  10. Mrs.Gould

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    For us it's the last one to be approved by the board. Some schools do this alphabetically. I was cut 2 years ago as I was the only new elementary hire at the district. I'm also the last to be approved this year at a new district. :unsure: Of course that is constantly on my mind. However, there is a 1 year sub at the elementary school that was just hired, but pretty sure she'll be gone after a year, so I would still be the one to go.
     
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    Aides for sure are last hired, first fired but this last time it didn't happen like that (thank you!).
     
  12. Missy

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    Our contract spells this out.
     
  13. eteach1

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    In my district they go by the day you're hired. A kindergarten teacher I work with was hired one or two days after I was. When we went through budget cuts a few years ago, she was very concerned that we may lose our job, but kept stating that she'd lose hers first because she was hired after I was. So... we follow that "last hired, first fired" rule unfortunately. Thank goodness we haven't had to cut anyone for a few years.
     
  14. mom&teacher

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    If you signed a contract that have to give you another position! You might be moved, but at least you'll still have a job.


    :sorry:
     
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    It is the same way here- where they will move you to another position in the district (because there are always positions open here). If you are not tenured, they do not have to renew your contract after that year (if the school you are moved to chooses not to).
     
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    When I taught in NYC I think they went by the time you were hired. So many teachers might be hired at once, that you could have seniority over someone who was hired ten minutes after you!

    At least that is what I was told- correct me if I'm wrong.
     
  17. SunShinePumper

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    My first year teaching I was hired in October, then in Feb. I was told they wouldn't have a position for me for the next year because I was the last hire and they had to make cuts. I was kept in the district though.

    This year I gave up my district senoirity to move campuses so I could be in the same boat, lets hope the numbers don't change anytime soon.
     
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    In my district all non-tenured teachers are in the same boat. :blush:
     
  19. jaruby

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    We are 100% seniority by certification. Last year I was one of 11 new teacher in my district. We had to pick numbers out of a hat to see the seniority order. I pulled 10. When the year ended we had lay offs and the person last on the list got to stay on because of certification and I didnt. I got called back before the person ahead of me because of certifacation. So the last two ended up getting called back before the 3rd from bottom did.

    But on getting fired all non tenured are the same.
     
  20. MrsAcord

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    In my district, it is either the last new person who signed their contract. Or, part time people. It depends on the situation.
     

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